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Reviews 774 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Campus Dining: I love campus dining because there are many healthy and allergy friendly choices. I just wish there were more late night options that were healthy as well.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Unfortunately our Main Building burned down twice, so the third time the building was built was also the least attractive architecturally. Overall, the campus is in beautiful Northeast Iowa, among gorgeous hills, stunning autumns, bike trails, and the river runs through lower campus. I have been here two years and I am still not used to the gorgeous, spacious campus that I am fortunate enough to be a part of. I am a diver and there was a new pool just built. I have had the privilege to practice in an incredible facility.

I have loved walking the streets of downtown Decorah with friends, celebrating birthdays with free fried ice cream at Don Jose's, getting Sugar Bowl after my last finals, tubing down the river, hiking trout run trail, hearing the beautiful Nordic choir sing, being a part of residence life, volunteering with Enlaces, and so much more!

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Luther has a lot of good looking students. There are a lot of genuinely kind individuals who are intelligent, hard working and responsible. Some students obviously come from wealthy families and can have a skewed idea of the real world coming in, but Luther professors do a great job of challenging these backgrounds and opening up minds.

Most people dress in active gear, as if they had been biking, hiking, running or appearing in a Patagonia advertisement. Committed relationships are present on campus among all sexes but so is casual dating.

5 College Junior

Diversity: While the diversity on campus may appear small compared to other larger colleges, Luther prides itself in the diversity we do have on campus. I have been to the ethnic arts festivals and dinners. There are many activities that aim to show diversity and how beautiful it is when other cultures come together.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Luther College does a great job of keeping the campus safe. I am a resident life assistant and I feel that the training I have been given on these sensitive topics was great. I also feel that the campus departments involved do everything they can to protect the students.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I feel that all campus policies are fair and handled appropriately.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely have loved my experience at Luther. I have professors in Paideia that I can go out for coffee with or I can stop by their office to chat about life with. I can talk with my advisor and connect with her on what is going on in my life both academically and personally. The professors on campus really care and I am so thankful and blessed to be sharing my learning experience with them.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Since being at Luther I have had two internships and I am going to study abroad. The opportunities are endless.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I love the campus housing available to students! The proximity to classes are great and the quality of the buildings is wonderful.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Luther is a residential college that encourages students to live on campus all four years. There is some off campus housing but students must be approved and make arrangements on their own. Most of these arrangements are houses and are decently nice and close to campus.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is available on campus but there are very few college affiliated groups.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off campus so I don't know much.

5 College Junior

Academics: I have nothing bad to say!

5 College Junior

Academics: I have nothing bad to say.

College Junior

Nightlife: I don't go out to clubs or bars so I would not know a lot.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: If something happens someone is there to talk to you and help you out.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: They do what is right.

4 College Junior

Diversity: We have a lot of international students and they all have clubs and participate in everything!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I am a transfer and this is like a five star hotel compared to where I began.

4 College Junior

Majors: I won't have an internship so I don't know anything about that but for a teacher getting a job that job placement rate is 99-100%!

4 College Junior

Majors: As long as you maintain good grades and do well on the Nation wide test you will do fine getting in.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life do things for the community and that is the extent. They don't have different housing so it is not huge on campus.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Even though I don't play any sports I hear they are great. The facility we have is beautiful and great for athletes and non-athletes.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: It went great and everyone was helpful.

-Always keep in touch

3 College Junior

Nightlife: From my limited experience there are enough bars and clubs in town to cater to whichever "scene" a person might wish to be on.

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William Morris
Hometown
Wausau, WI
Major
English (with minor in Secondary Education)
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The Luther bubble does a wonderful job of creating an experience that is not duplicated anywhere else, and many students hold that near to their hearts. The campus's small size allows for plenty of bonding and gives students support and a sense of community and common purpose. The College’s “liberal” bent has less to do with politics and more to do with personal choice. The College allows students to be creative and experiment on their own terms without punishing them for being different sexually, personally, or in terms of viewpoint. In the same way, professors at Luther are not about pushing their own ideas onto other students; they would rather present multiple viewpoints to you and let you make your own decision based on what you’ve learned. The community is also present outside of academics, and everyone is in the same boat at Luther. Despite the existence of a small Greek system, there is no real hierarchy at Luther over who rules the roost. If you’re looking for an Animal House-type experience or plan on living and dying based on the basketball team, you’ll be out of luck at Luther.

Many students love Luther for the simple fact that the bubble allows students to experience all kinds of fun. Academics aside, many students come here for the opportunity to perform in music, play sports, make a difference in student government, or contribute to the campus’s vibrant performing arts society. The workload at Luther and variety of majors allow students to get a great education and forget about it on the weekends, but that doesn’t mean every night has to be a party. Most professors place an emphasis on writing competence at Luther, which means you can expect more term papers than worksheets, especially if you’re in a writing-intensive major. Luther teaches students that although many of the best things can be found on campus, you should still venture into the unknown just to be sure. College is not about ivory towers, old brick buildings, and a false sense of importance; it’s about finding and creating yourself. For many students, there’s no better place to complete that project than Luther.

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